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Content description VCLVU194

Victorian Aboriginal Languages / Levels 7 to 10 / Understanding / Role of language building
Content description
Explore language building processes and protocols in communities
  1. investigating language revival efforts in their own community and neighbouring regions, for example, who and what is involved, successes, challenges and protocols, and what these efforts mean to local communities
  2. understanding what lexical and grammatical resources and processes are available to build language, for example, linguistic resources and analogies from neighbouring languages, speakers, archival material
  3. investigating/understanding protocols for filling gaps and extending semantic domains in the language, including protocols for borrowing from other languages, for creating words by analogy and drawing from within the resources of the language, and discussing associated ethical issues
  4. investigating/researching the protocols for receiving, transferring and publishing linguistic resources
  5. understanding the importance of intergenerational collaboration in reviving languages, and discussing some of the associated challenges
  6. discussing the importance of reviving languages for the individual, the language community and the wider Australian society
  7. identifying potential avenues/domains for expansion of the language and gaps to be filled, with the support of community language teams and respected community members
  8. appreciating the role of languages advocacy, education and research in building languages
  9. understanding how the process of language-building expands existing linguistic and cultural resources in the Australian community
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